Olamilekan Agbeleshebioba aka Laycon, who emerged winner of the just concluded reality show, Big Brother Naija, has opened up on his encounters with officials of the Nigeria Police unit, SARS.
In an interview with SUNDAY PUNCH, Laycon whose late dad was a policeman, narrated how SARS dealt with him.
He said, “I have had multiple experiences with men of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad and I have friends who have also been involved with them on several occasions.
Regardless of whether my dad was a police officer or not, what is bad does not have any other name. The fact is that people who are charged with protecting the youth are doing the opposite of what they are meant to do. I believe the #EndSARS movement should be looked into (by the authorities). It is something that should not be happening in this country. We all see the videos of such attacks on youths and we hear about the experiences of different people. What about the incidents we don’t hear about? It is definitely something that should be worked on.
I cannot single out any particular experience with SARS as being the worst because any incident whereby the people that are supposed to protect one are the persons attacking one cannot be palatable. Even if it has to do with them stopping one’s car and talking to one in a manner they should not; that is a bad experience. In my opinion, no experience is worse than the other.”
Asked if he was the cause of Erica’s disqualification, Laycon denied such with a response that he went to Big Brother’s House to promote his music.
“Everybody who watched the show knew how I felt about her and I reiterated it while I was in the house. However, right now, my focus is on my music and promoting myself. I only went into the house to promote my music and I had to be myself to do that. Every other thing that happened just occurred that way naturally. I knew that people would see the kind of person I am through my music if I was real. I really don’t understand what people mean when they say I had a strategy. All I know is that I didn’t go into the house with a strategy,” he said.
On the lady he claimed she was impregnated by Laycon but who later denied such claims, Laycon said, “ I am prepared mentally for important things. Anything that is not important to the purpose of having this platform and changing people’s lives would not get my attention. I see any other thing as a distraction. My aim right now is to give back to people positively.”
Some people have criticised the Ogun State government for giving himN5m, a house and making him a youth ambassador. But Laycon believed, “People should understand that I was made a youth ambassador first. It was after that I was given the house and money to help me in carrying out my duties as an ambassador.
We all want the same thing, which is the growth of the nation and we have to come together to make it work, regardless of how you feel about any individual. The reason for our existence is to change people’s lives in positive ways and that is my goal. We don’t necessarily have to go through the same route to achieve our purpose in life, as long as it is not to the detriment of others.